Status of Director review requests

Director review requests are uploaded into the corresponding case as Exhibit 3100 and are available on the Patent Trial and Appeal Case Tracking System (P-TACTS) for processing America Invents Act (AIA) reviews typically within a week of the receipt of the request. Director review requests are also compiled in the spreadsheet below. The spreadsheet includes the date the Director review request was received, the case number of the proceeding, the requesting party, the involved parties, the status of the request, and the date of the most recent status. This spreadsheet will be updated monthly.

Director review granted – proceedings

Below are the proceedings in which Director review has been granted, either based on a party's request or sua sponte.

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  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Netlist, Inc., IPR2022-00615
 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 20 (October 19, 2022)
  • Order granting Director review and staying the proceeding – Paper 38 (January 5, 2023)
  • Decision denying rehearing and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 40 (February 3, 2023)
 NEW  Apple Inc. v. Zipit Wireless, Inc., IPR2021-01124, IPR2021-01125, IPR2021-01126 & IPR2021-01129
 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 13 (December 13, 2022)
  • Decision on Director review – Paper 14 (December 21, 2022)
NXP USA, Inc. v. Impinj, Inc., IPR2021-01556
 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 12 (August 25, 2022)
  • Decision granting Director review and affirming Decision denying rehearing – Paper 13 (September 7, 2022)
AviaGames, Inc. v. Skillz Platform, Inc., IPR2022-00530
 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 12 (August 9, 2022)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 13 (August 26, 2022)
Code200, UAB v. Bright Data, Ltd., IPR2022-00861 & IPR2022-00862
 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 17 (July 25, 2022)
  • Decision ordering rehearing, vacating the Decision Denying Institution, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 18 (Aug. 23, 2022)
  • Post-Director review Decision on rehearing, granting institution of inter partes review – Paper 19 (October 19, 2022)
Zynga, Inc. v. IGT, IPR2022-00199
 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 11 (June 14, 2022)
  • Decision granting Director review and affirming Board Institution Decision – Paper 17 (August 22, 2022)
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. v. Kansas State University Research Foundation, PGR2022-00021
 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 9 (July 15, 2022)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 10 (August 12, 2022)
Nested Bean, Inc. v. Big Being Pty Ltd, IPR2020-01234
 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 34 (January 24, 2022)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 36 (June 17, 2022)
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OpenSky Industries, LLC v. VLSI Technology LLC, IPR2021-01064
 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 17 (December 23, 2021)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 41 (June 7, 2022)
  • Order Authorizing Party Briefing and Amicus Briefing, and Setting Schedule – Paper 47 (July 7, 2022), Paper 51 (July 21, 2022)
  • Decision determining abuse of process, issuing sanctions, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 102 (October 4, 2022) 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 107 (October 14, 2022)
  • Order granting Director review of decision on remand assessing compelling merits – Paper 108 (October 17, 2022)
  • Decision denying rehearing, affirming decision on remand, dismissing Petitioner, ordering Patent Owner to show cause, and lifting stay – Paper 121 (December 22, 2022)
  • Order restoring OpenSky as a Party, awarding reasonable fees as sanctions, and authorizing a motion for fees – Paper 127 (February 3, 2023)
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Patent Quality Assurance, LLC v. VLSI Technology LLC, IPR2021-01229
 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 10 (January 26, 2022)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 31 (June 7, 2022)
  • Order Authorizing Party Briefing and Amicus Briefing, and Setting Schedule – Paper 35 (July 7, 2022), Paper 37 (July 21, 2022)
  • Order staying the proceeding – Paper 100 (December 15, 2022)
  • Decision determining abuse of process, issuing sanctions, and lifting stay – Paper 102 (December 22, 2022)'
  • Order granting additional briefing and staying the proceeding – Paper 106 (January 18, 2023)
  • Order lifting stay and restoring PQA as a party – Paper 108 (January 27, 2023)
MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte Ges.m.b.H. v. Advanced Bionics AG, IPR2020-01016 & IPR2021-00044
 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 42 (March 31, 2022)
  • Order granting Director review –  Paper 43 (June 1, 2022)
  • Decision granting rehearing, vacating the Final Written Decision, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 44 (August 22, 2022)
Apple, Inc. v. Personalized Media Communications, LLC, IPR2016-00754 & IPR2016-01520                                                                                         
  • Decision subject to Director review request – Paper 41 (February 15, 2018)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 50 (March 3, 2022)
  • Post-Director review Final Written Decision on Remand – Paper 57 (September 8, 2022)
Ascend Performance Materials Operations, LLC v. Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., IPR2020-00349
 
  • Decision subject to Director review request – Paper 53 (July 15, 2021)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 57 (November 1, 2021)
  • Post-Director review Termination and Order – Paper 64 (March 3, 2022)
Proppant Express Investments, LLC v. Oren Technologies, LLC, IPR2018-00733
 
  • Decision subject to Director review request – Paper 80 (September 12, 2019)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 95 (November 18, 2021)
  • Post-Director review Final Written Decision on Remand (Public Version) – Paper 96 (March 24, 2022)

For more information on the Director review process, visit the Interim process for Director review page.